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Successful Usability Tests
Successful Usability Tests
Usability Tests

Conducting a usability test is far from easy, and there are numerous downfalls that you will face if the test is not conducted properly. Usability testing is an important UX Research methodology that is used in every project because the outcomes are mind-blowing. But conducting the usability testing properly is important because it can transform the entire test into a failure

First of all, what is usability testing?

According to IxDF, Usability testing is the process of evaluating a design’s usability with a group of users that represent the target audience. It normally occurs by watching users attempting to complete…


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Economics of design
Economics of design
Economics of design

As human beings, we never have a stable preference and our choices always change according to different emotions, social and environmental influences. Because of this, as designers, we should always guide the users’ decisions via strategic choice architectures. These are known as behavioral economics.

Behavioral economics explains how factors such as emotions and society can influence a person’s decisions. When we understand these aspects, we can create designs that help users make the best decision. …


Localising content to improve usability
Localising content to improve usability
Localising content to improve usability

You must have noticed some applications would change the currency type, date and time formats, and even the language to your local region. This is Localisation. Supporting localisation in your design process would be a complex task but it is important to consider it from the initial phase of your process. You can gain huge success when your app is supported by different regions and countries. The audience that you have can be widely increased when localization is integrated with your design.

What is localisation?

Localisation is the process of adapting your product or service to a local region’s language, formats, and other…


How color influence your design and users
How color influence your design and users
How color influence your design and users

I’m sure even you have been conflicted with what colors to choose for your project. Selecting a color theme is the most important factor that you must consider for your Design Project.

A visually appealing user interface will have the ability to attract users and gradually grow traffic onto a website. Some various tools and guidelines can help you to create the perfect color theme for your design within just a few seconds.

How to choose the best colors for your design?

There are few important things that you must consider before selecting the color palette for your project,

  1. Color Theory

To create a visually appealing design, you must…


User Experience Principles to improve your designs
User Experience Principles to improve your designs
User Experience Principles to improve your designs

Have you ever wondered how a perfect design is created? Do you ever go through a website that is very appealing to you and think about how he/she designed it? Designing is a very broad area with many features and aspects. But whatever you do, there is a set of principles that can be followed to give the user the best experience they can get.

These principles will help you to create an amazing design that is convenient for you and the user both. This set of guidelines will make your job as a designer much easier to follow. …


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Being a good User Researcher
Being a good User Researcher
Being a good User Researcher

Do you want to know what are the most important things for User Research? Well, then you have come to the right place! User Research is the most important first step that is taken by a UX Designer. This is a compulsory phase that must be done for the design thinking process.

No matter what your project is, you must know how to do User Research in the correct way. This is because it is important to have the correct data collected before pursuing the design solution. Before moving onto the best practices of user research you should first understand…


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Improving Mobile User Experience
Improving Mobile User Experience
Improving Mobile User Experience

When you’re using a mobile application if the content on it is not organized well or the navigation of it is hard, will you keep using it? I’m sure most of you will abandon it and use a different application. This is why creating a good design with a clear layout and proper Navigation is important. When users download an app they want it to provide the perfect experience. Because of this, it is important to consider the best UX practices for the perfect User Experience.

1. User is the Main Priority

Focusing on the user is the key to a good design. You must jump…


The UX Honeycomb

UX Honeycomb for good UX design
UX Honeycomb for good UX design
UX Honeycomb for good UX design

User experience has become one of the most important considerations when it comes to a product or a solution. From a small start-up to a huge enterprise, everyone has realized the value of designers and user experience design. But what exactly should we as designers consider when it comes to creating these solutions that will satisfy all the needs of a user?

Peter Morville is a designer and an Information Architect who has been in the field since 1994. …


The Workshop

Conducting successful Ideation workshops
Conducting successful Ideation workshops
Conducting successful Ideation workshops

When conducting Ideation sessions, have you come across situations where some people will be more forward to speak while others would not be? What about if someone makes a snarky comment on someone’s idea? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but to conduct a successful Ideation process, we should stick to some guidelines and specific processes.

Ideation is the third stage in the Design Thinking Process. It is one of the most important stages that you follow as a designer. This is the stage where you come up with ideas and solutions for the design problem that you have…


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7 elements of good storytelling for UX design
7 elements of good storytelling for UX design
7 elements of good storytelling for UX design

If you get to know a great story, won’t you feel like sharing it with everyone that you know? Even if we want someone to understand our situation we would tell them in a storytelling manner where that person will be able to understand us better. Designing itself is one way of telling a story too. You design an interface in a manner that your audience would understand.

To provide a great user interface, you must first understand your users. This can be done by asking the correct questions in your UX studies. These elements can also help to improve…

Pathum Goonawardene

A UX designer & UI developer who also has a passion for music. Enjoy capturing moments with a click. spend leisure time by creating videos.

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